German Language/Translation

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Es hat mich fruher aufgeregt went etwas mal nicht klappte.  Das hat sich Gott sei Dank gelegt bevor ich
Uberschnappte.   I have a dish from Germany with this saying on it.  I would like the translation.  My mother
in law was born in Germany and I have many of her treasures.  Thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely, Geri

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Hello Geri.

Thanks a lot for your question and for using AllExperts.

Your dish shows a funny little saying that rhymes and that is about when things just don't work out.

It says:
"It used to upset me when something didn't work out.
Thank God this feeling settled before I went crazy."

It actually just means "Stay cool. If you get upset whenever something goes wrong, you'll just go crazy in the end."

Hope this helps

Janina

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As a native German speaker working professionally with languages, I can answer questions concerning German grammar, spelling and punctuation. I can also help with understanding and short German-English translations. As I also speak French, I might also be helpful concerning German-French translations. Translation only refers to short texts here.

Experience

I am a German native speaker working as a translator for English and French. I am concerned with language issues as grammar and spelling on a daily basis. I am very interested in these kind of topics, as any good translator should be. I also have a very good insight in the differences between English and German (and also French), so I might be able to give helpful explanations why specific things are the way they are in a specific language.

Organizations
I am a member of the German Translator Association BDÜ.

Publications
My translations are published in form of manuals, company and product presentations, and websites, but you won't find my name there, as translators of technical texts are only rarely featured.

Education/Credentials
I studied translation at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (FH Köln), and have been working as a freelance translator for five years now.

Awards and Honors
I haven't received any awards, but receiving awards is really quite rare for translators.

Past/Present Clients
Mostly translation agencies in many different countries.

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